The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostFri, 01 Aug 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngCity lawyers slam UK government proposed tax raids<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyers-slam-uk-government-proposed-tax-raids-91932211/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/raid.jpg' border='0'/></a>Proposals by the UK's tax authority, HMRC, to raid taxpayers accounts, have been widely criticised.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyers-slam-uk-government-proposed-tax-raids-91932211/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07Marketing chiefs reach &pound;477k in top London firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/marketing-chiefs-reach-477k-in-top-london-firms-75130228/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/salaries.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top 20 law firms are paying their marketing heads salaries of between &pound;170,000 and &pound;345,000 with bonuses ranging between &pound;30,000 and &pound;132,000.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/marketing-chiefs-reach-477k-in-top-london-firms-75130228/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07UBS settles German tax evasion case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ubs-settles-german-tax-evasion-case-53242233/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UBS4.jpg' border='0'/></a>UBS has disclosed that it has settled with the German authorities for &euro;403m over an investigation that it had helped German clients evade taxes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ubs-settles-german-tax-evasion-case-53242233/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07Canadian investors find legal market attractive<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-investors-find-legal-market-attractive-57738283/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Canada10.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the Canadian Bar Association prepares to release its Futures report, local entrepreneurs express an interest in investing in professional services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-investors-find-legal-market-attractive-57738283/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07Legal sector pushes Thomson Reuters growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-sector-pushes-thomson-reuters-growth-76294433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Profits3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Legal and Tax & Accounting visions have boosted growth at news and information company Thomson Reuters, bringing in higher than expected profit in Q2.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-sector-pushes-thomson-reuters-growth-76294433/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07PwC ties up with Singapore law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-ties-up-with-singapore-law-firm-93527355/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore29.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal arm of accountancy Big Four firm PwC has tied up with Camford Law in Singapore, part of a move to boost its Asian business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-ties-up-with-singapore-law-firm-93527355/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07California lawyer sues over Yelp review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-lawyer-sues-over-yelp-review-36749321/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/review.jpg' border='0'/></a>An insolvency lawyer from Sacramento has sued over a review on Yelp which described him as a 'nightmare bankruptcy attorney'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-lawyer-sues-over-yelp-review-36749321/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07Client privilege undermined by NSA<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/client-privilege-undermined-by-nsa-17356882/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/privacy8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US constitution is under threat from NSA surveillance with lawyers and journalists under the spotlight.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/client-privilege-undermined-by-nsa-17356882/Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:07The associate of the future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-associate-of-the-future-365753/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/road.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers On Demand reveals the three steps associates need to follow to succeed in the fast changing legal markethttp://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/the-associate-of-the-future-365753/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:07ABS applications take longer than expected<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/abs-applications-take-longer-than-expected-45534176/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/time4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Alternative business structures have taken longer to set up as well as eating up more resources with non-law firms having the worst experience.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/abs-applications-take-longer-than-expected-45534176/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:07Freshfields highlights role of settlements in City regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-highlights-role-of-settlements-in-city-regulation-91460184/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/settlement.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly all the fines, 97 per cent, levied by the UK's leading regulator in the last four years have been achieved through settlement, according to research by Freshfields.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-highlights-role-of-settlements-in-city-regulation-91460184/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:07ABA gets ready to host annual jamboree<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-gets-ready-to-host-annual-jamboree-77629204/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boston10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boston is getting prepared for an influx of lawyers from across the US and globally.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-gets-ready-to-host-annual-jamboree-77629204/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:07Skadden Arps tops H1 2014 M&A league table<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/skadden-arps-tops-h1-2014-ma-league-table-72221249/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deals1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom leads The Deal's US ranking for the first half of 2014, a period which is showing the best results since the late 1990s.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/skadden-arps-tops-h1-2014-ma-league-table-72221249/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:07Ex-Schlumberger GC in court over trade secrets case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ex-schlumberger-gc-in-court-over-trade-secrets-case-52241728/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/secrets.jpg' border='0'/></a>Schlumberger is suing its former general counsel alleging she stole trade secrets.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ex-schlumberger-gc-in-court-over-trade-secrets-case-52241728/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:07GCs push to shed hourly rates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-push-to-shed-hourly-rates-75878510/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pay4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Alternative fees are firmly on the agenda for corporate legal departments.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-push-to-shed-hourly-rates-75878510/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-43368670/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pfizer.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-43368670/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:07Clients suffer from 'Stockholm Syndrome'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/clients-suffer-from-stockholm-syndrome-20604290/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hostage1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A top in-house legal consultant, who was himself a general counsel, has claimed that clients have a 'Stockholm Syndrome' relationship with their law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/clients-suffer-from-stockholm-syndrome-20604290/Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:07Stanford tops employability ranking of US law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stanford-tops-employability-ranking-of-us-law-firms-14137755/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stanford1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Stanford has beaten Harvard Law School in rankings done of the top US law schools by LawCrossing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stanford-tops-employability-ranking-of-us-law-firms-14137755/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Linklaters predict rise of shareholder power in 2014<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-predict-rise-of-shareholder-power-in-2014-69768183/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shareholders.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shareholder activists are becoming more focused and are likely to cause record levels of disruption this year, according to a report from Linklaters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-predict-rise-of-shareholder-power-in-2014-69768183/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Akin Gump tops Washington lobbyists<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-tops-washington-lobbyists-19645414/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/washington8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has taken top slot again in the Washington DC lobbying survey carried out by the National Law Journal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-tops-washington-lobbyists-19645414/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Reed Smith managing partner changes top team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-managing-partner-changes-top-team-25299317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/management2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A year into his three-year term, managing partner Sandy Thomas has got the backing of the firm in changing half of the other six members on the management board.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/reed-smith-managing-partner-changes-top-team-25299317/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Too many lawyers in Florida<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/too-many-lawyers-in-florida-79219673/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Florida2.jpg' border='0'/></a>About half of lawyers responding to a Florida Bar survey said that the most serious problem facing the profession was a surfeit of lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/too-many-lawyers-in-florida-79219673/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Chinese investigators visit Microsoft<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-investigators-visit-microsoft-53047382/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Microsoft could be the latest and biggest company targeted by Chinese regulators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-investigators-visit-microsoft-53047382/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Lawyers split over Nigerian 'Top 100' lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-split-over-nigerian-top-100-lawyers-5909036/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Nigeria12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nigerian lawyers are waging warfare over a soon-to-be published ranking of lawyers by a local publication.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-split-over-nigerian-top-100-lawyers-5909036/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Non-traditional firms targeting BigLaw client base<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/non-traditional-firms-targeting-biglaw-client-base-7812823/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chess2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Top tier law firms are experiencing competition from non-traditional firms and believe this will increase over the next 12 months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/non-traditional-firms-targeting-biglaw-client-base-7812823/Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:07Law grads urged to look beyond law firms for work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-grads-urged-to-look-beyond-law-firms-for-work-76651847/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UN2.jpg' border='0'/></a>With Australia producing more law students than ever before, a new jobs website is urging them to look beyond the law firms when seeking work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-grads-urged-to-look-beyond-law-firms-for-work-76651847/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:07Bumper year predicted for Irish firms as transactions soar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bumper-year-predicted-for-irish-firms-as-transactions-soar-85269943/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dublin8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Inversion work from US companies and a six-fold rise in transactions is giving some of the leading Irish firms an outstanding year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bumper-year-predicted-for-irish-firms-as-transactions-soar-85269943/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:07UBS discussed &euro;100m settlement with French regulator<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ubs-discussed-100m-settlement-with-french-regulator-43171854/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ubs3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Swiss bank UBS has been discussing a &euro;100m settlement over the way it handled some of its clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ubs-discussed-100m-settlement-with-french-regulator-43171854/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:07Mayer Brown draws in five-strong Asia trade team from Bryan Cave<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mayer-brown-draws-in-five-strong-asia-trade-team-from-bryan-cave-31253877/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore28.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cecil Leong and four of his international trade team are moving from the Singapore office of Bryan Cave to Mayer Brown.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mayer-brown-draws-in-five-strong-asia-trade-team-from-bryan-cave-31253877/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:07Lockerbie lawyer suggests A$10m target for MH17 plane families<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lockerbie-lawyer-suggests-a$10m-target-for-mh17-plane-families-58680067/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Putin2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawyer who helped negotiate the Lockerbie plane disaster compensation from Libya is suggesting that a united claim by all the families is likely to produce the best result in the loss of the Malaysian plane in the Ukraine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lockerbie-lawyer-suggests-a$10m-target-for-mh17-plane-families-58680067/Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:07Former judge identified as victim in Texas law firm murder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-judge-identified-as-victim-in-texas-law-firm-murder-73176569/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/golf clubs.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 61-year old man who was found dead this week in a law firm in Texas has been identified as former judge Steven Wallace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-judge-identified-as-victim-in-texas-law-firm-murder-73176569/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07Managing corporate information leaks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/managing-corporate-information-leaks-43847924/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data leakage.jpg' border='0'/></a>Data leakage can happen in any organisation and lead to damaging consequences. Stephanie Lhomme and Ramin Tabatabai of Control Risks provide practical solutions for dealing with information breaches.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/managing-corporate-information-leaks-43847924/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07European law firms pitch to US businesses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/european-law-firms-pitch-to-us-businesses-43922594/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US5.jpg' border='0'/></a>At least eight law firms, including Slaughter and May, Arthur Cox and NautaDutilh, are pitching for tax inversion work to US businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/european-law-firms-pitch-to-us-businesses-43922594/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07Bryan Cave beefs up leadership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bryan-cave-beefs-up-leadership-80667041/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ladders1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US law firm has made a number of global changes to its leadership team across the world,http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bryan-cave-beefs-up-leadership-80667041/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07CC cuts partnership democracy in management overhaul<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-cuts-partnership-democracy-in-management-overhaul-87916425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/leadership4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Practice, national and regional heads are to be appointed in Clifford Chance by its managing partner, rather than by election.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-cuts-partnership-democracy-in-management-overhaul-87916425/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:07Partner remuneration systems described as stupid<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/partner-remuneration-systems-described-as-stupid-80624671/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/management1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Australian partner-turned-consultant has urged the profession to change their 'stupid' partner pay systems and to change them so that they reflect a partner's full value.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/partner-remuneration-systems-described-as-stupid-80624671/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:07Italians take Google to task over privacy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/italians-take-google-to-task-over-privacy-46053419/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Google17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Italian Data Protection Authority has imposed new rules on Google over profiling the commercial behaviour of Italian users. Silvia Giampaolo of Cugia Cuomo & Associati reports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/italians-take-google-to-task-over-privacy-46053419/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07Linklaters sued by Rolls Royce joint venture ex-client<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-sued-by-rolls-royce-joint-venture-ex-client-36912842/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rolls royce.jpg' border='0'/></a>Europrop, a multiple aerospace joint venture including Rolls Royce, is suing its former lawyer, Linklaters, in the French courts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-sued-by-rolls-royce-joint-venture-ex-client-36912842/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07Top lawyers and accountants represent 13pc of UK multi-million salaries<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-lawyers-and-accountants-represent-13pc-of-uk-multi-million-salaries-74094957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gold1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Research from the High Pay Centre has found that one in eight, or 13 per cent, of people earning salaries of over &pound;1m a year is an accountant or lawyer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-lawyers-and-accountants-represent-13pc-of-uk-multi-million-salaries-74094957/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07LexisNexis and Wolters Kluwers sign Canada and Poland deals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-and-wolters-kluwers-sign-canada-and-poland-deals-30984314/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/handshake10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Reed Elsevier, owner of LexisNexis, is transferring the 120-employee LexisNexis Poland legal business to the Legal & Regulatory division of Wolters Kluwers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-and-wolters-kluwers-sign-canada-and-poland-deals-30984314/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07Law suits launched against law firms across US over mortgage advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-suits-launched-against-law-firms-across-us-over-mortgage-advice-17408271/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/house.jpg' border='0'/></a>Federal agencies and 15 states have initiated 41 law suits against law firms and lawyers concerning alleged scams over the provision of legal help to struggling homeowners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-suits-launched-against-law-firms-across-us-over-mortgage-advice-17408271/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07Arrest at Texas law firm after body found in office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/arrest-at-texas-law-firm-after-body-found-in-office-5693021/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/texan flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 27-year old has been arrested at a West Texas law firm after the body of a 61-year old was found in the dwelling behind the office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/arrest-at-texas-law-firm-after-body-found-in-office-5693021/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:07Brackett Denniston tops GC earner list<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/brackett-denniston-tops-gc-earner-list-45044531/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/general electric.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel earnings are up by over six per cent with banking and finance leading the way, a Corporate Counsel survey reports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/brackett-denniston-tops-gc-earner-list-45044531/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07Composing KPIs for legal departments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/composing-kpis-for-legal-departments-2623652/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kpi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal departments have key performance indicators which they can use to monitor the service from external providers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/composing-kpis-for-legal-departments-2623652/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07GM's GC slammed by US Senators<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gms-gc-slammed-by-us-senators-66560539/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/senate1.jpg' border='0'/></a>US Senators are not impressed with the GM legal department and have questioned why general counsel Michael Millikin has not left his job.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gms-gc-slammed-by-us-senators-66560539/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-93474315/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_81636508.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up on moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-93474315/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:07Leading Israeli firm merges with IT boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leading-israeli-firm-merges-with-it-boutique-66482454/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tel Aviv.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shibolet & Co, a firm which runs to 90 legal staff in its Tel Aviv office, is merging with the boutique high tech practice Ben Zvi.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leading-israeli-firm-merges-with-it-boutique-66482454/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07CC starts Dubai graduate training scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-starts-dubai-graduate-training-scheme-9671246/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dubai11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance will take in its first Middle East batch of graduate trainees in the middle of August, and is taking applications for the 2015 and 2016 intakes until 10 August.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-starts-dubai-graduate-training-scheme-9671246/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07Ashurst scales down its Adelaide office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-scales-down-its-adelaide-office-13565663/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/adelaide4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Following in the steps of other firms, Ashurst has whittled down its presence in Adelaide - and will be keeping the office open there but without a full-time resident partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-scales-down-its-adelaide-office-13565663/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07China to train lawyers to handle cross-border litigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-to-train-lawyers-to-handle-cross-border-litigation-94408760/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China23.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Chinese authorities are planning to help lawyers working on international litigation and other matters by offering them training to assist them in working with foreign counterparts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-to-train-lawyers-to-handle-cross-border-litigation-94408760/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07US law school applications down 8pc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-school-applications-down-8pc-92041778/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/decreasing1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Applications for US law schools have fallen for the third year running, and are 37% lower than they were in 2010.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-school-applications-down-8pc-92041778/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07Baker Botts beefs up management<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/baker-botts-beefs-up-management-56725058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/communications.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker Botts is shoring up its senior management team with a new communications director.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/baker-botts-beefs-up-management-56725058/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07Duane Morris boosts healthcare team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-boosts--healthcare-team-63061167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/health1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm has hired a top healthcare lawyer to join its New York office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/duane-morris-boosts--healthcare-team-63061167/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07Irish law firms in grey area with interns<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-law-firms-in-grey-area-with-interns-84647350/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/interns.jpg' border='0'/></a>Irish law firms which recruit interns but do not pay them could end up stuck in a legal grey area about their duties.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irish-law-firms-in-grey-area-with-interns-84647350/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07DLA Piper terminated highest number of equity partners in the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-terminated-highest-number-of-equity-partners-in-the-uk-76676599/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/exit.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK law firms have been dropping equity partners like flies in the last year, according to Legal Week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-terminated-highest-number-of-equity-partners-in-the-uk-76676599/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:07Law firms will close over cuts, warns new President<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-will-close-over-cuts-warns-new-president-89963044/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/old bailey4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Criminal law firms are in for a grim time if the government does not back down on legal aid cuts, warns the new Law Society president.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-will-close-over-cuts-warns-new-president-89963044/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:07Diamond McCarthy sues ex-partner over Dreier fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/diamond-mccarthy-sues-ex-partner-over-dreier-fees-21709981/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/suing.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading bankruptcy practice Diamond McCarthy is suing ex-partner Sheila Gowan, seeking some of the US$1.4m that is likely to be paid to her for work in the Dreier law firm bankruptcy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/diamond-mccarthy-sues-ex-partner-over-dreier-fees-21709981/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07Hill Dickinson consults on 39 job posts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hill-dickinson-consults-on-39-job-posts-85494531/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/redundancy3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 180-lawyer, UK-based practice Hill Dickinson has begun consultations on possible job losses for 39 positions in its counter fraud group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hill-dickinson-consults-on-39-job-posts-85494531/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07Law Report Group sold on to Mergermarket<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-report-group-sold-on-to-mergermarket-39280464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New york8.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Report Group, New York-based publisher of the Hedge Fund Law Report and The FCPA Report, has been acquired by the Mergermarket Group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-report-group-sold-on-to-mergermarket-39280464/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07Tanzanian lawyers must show 'high levels of integrity'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tanzanian-lawyers-must-show-high-levels-of-integrity-30827911/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Flag1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tanzanian lawyers must honour the ethics of their trade, a former Minister of Home Affairs says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/tanzanian-lawyers-must-show-high-levels-of-integrity-30827911/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Texan Bar looks to ease rules for foreign lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texan-bar-looks-to-ease-rules-for-foreign-lawyers-74063525/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Texas2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Foreign lawyers could be more readily admitted in Texas if new rules come to fruition.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/texan-bar-looks-to-ease-rules-for-foreign-lawyers-74063525/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Winston & Strawn earns US$20m on e-discovery business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/winston--strawn-earns-us$20m-on-e-discovery-business-8840001/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading litigation law firm Winston & Strawn has made US$20m from its e-discovery service in 2013, its third year of running the facility.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/winston--strawn-earns-us$20m-on-e-discovery-business-8840001/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07SEC lagging behind over Dodd-Frank implementation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sec-lagging-behind-over-dodd-frank-implementation-40990784/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Dodd-Frank legislation is still not implemented in full four years after its signing - with the SEC in particular lagging behind.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sec-lagging-behind-over-dodd-frank-implementation-40990784/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07Squire Patton to integrate NY and other offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-to-integrate-ny-and-other-offices-24122067/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/offices2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The newly merged firm of Squire Patton Boggs is consolidating the offices of its legacy firms in New York, Washington and Riyadh.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-to-integrate-ny-and-other-offices-24122067/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07UK lawyers fired after branding clients as thick<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lawyers-fired-after-branding-clients-as-thick-16425695/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stupid.jpg' border='0'/></a>Raleys Solicitors has been sacked by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) after referring to a hypothetical client as 'Mr Thikas Toosh Ortplanks' in its training material.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-lawyers-fired-after-branding-clients-as-thick-16425695/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07NautaDutilh partner dies in Malaysia plane<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nautadutilh-partner-dies-in-malaysia-plane-25631471/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/malaysian airlines.jpg' border='0'/></a>NautaDutilh patents partner John Allen was one of the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines plane 017 went down in East Ukraine.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nautadutilh-partner-dies-in-malaysia-plane-25631471/Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07Expert witness sector predicts growth for five years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/expert-witness-sector-predicts-growth-for-five-years-95984459/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Accountants, consultants and other specialist expert witnesses are expected to see growth and greater demand each year until 2019, according to IBISWorld.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/expert-witness-sector-predicts-growth-for-five-years-95984459/Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:07Top GM lawyers accused of 'stunning' failures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-gm-lawyers-accused-of-stunning-failures-98101801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gm4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Senior lawyers at General Motors have been criticised by a Senate committee for failing to pass on warnings received four times from other lawyers to the company's senior management.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-gm-lawyers-accused-of-stunning-failures-98101801/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07New Jersey law firm sued by paralegals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/new-jersey-law-firm-sued-by-paralegals-58423516/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jersey1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five paralegals have filed a suit, claiming full payment of overtime, against law firm Pasricha & Patel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/new-jersey-law-firm-sued-by-paralegals-58423516/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Las Vegas lawyer charged over US 'pump and dump' scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/las-vegas-lawyer-charged-over-us-pump-and-dump-scheme-33514858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/vegas.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kyleen Cane, founder of Cane Clarke LLP, is one of seven people charged by the US attorney's office in Brooklyn in relation to a scheme to inflate share prices artificially.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/las-vegas-lawyer-charged-over-us-pump-and-dump-scheme-33514858/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Parents litigating without lawyers soars in child custody cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/parents-litigating-without-lawyers-soars-in-child-custody-cases-73322604/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/divorce11.jpg' border='0'/></a>More than 19,000 parents appeared in civil courts with no lawyer in cases about children because of issues in legal aid.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/parents-litigating-without-lawyers-soars-in-child-custody-cases-73322604/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Dentons switches partner firm in Ghana<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-switches-partner-firm-in-ghana-13098158/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ghana2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has ended its 12-year relationship with Benti-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah and signed a new one with JLD & MB Legal Consultancy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-switches-partner-firm-in-ghana-13098158/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:07Bingham said to be seeking merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-said-to-be-seeking-merger-65324062/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boston9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boston-based, 800-lawyer firm Bingham McCutchen is said to have approached at least four other practices to discuss merger in the last three months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-said-to-be-seeking-merger-65324062/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Five associates start women's partnership network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-associates-start-womens-partnership-network-26921499/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lawyer1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five London associates have started a pre-partnership network for the next generation of female solicitors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-associates-start-womens-partnership-network-26921499/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07No partners to leave Charles Russell or Speechly Bircham after merging<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-partners-to-leave-charles-russell-or-speechly-bircham-after-merging-32205051/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merge1.jpg' border='0'/></a>No partners are leaving the two UK firms even though they are merging this November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/no-partners-to-leave-charles-russell-or-speechly-bircham-after-merging-32205051/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07UK top 25 firm created by Charles Russell and Speechly Bircham merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-top-25-firm-created-by-charles-russell-and-speechly-bircham-merger-4259836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 170-partner law firm Charles Russell Speechlys will be created, with a total of 500 lawyers, on 1 November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-top-25-firm-created-by-charles-russell-and-speechly-bircham-merger-4259836/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07Legal bills push down Bank of America earnings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-bills-push-down-bank-of-america-earnings-16027766/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bank of america2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Q2 earnings at Bank of America have fallen 43 per cent as the company put through US$4b in litigation costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-bills-push-down-bank-of-america-earnings-16027766/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Portuguese lawyers protest court closures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/portuguese-lawyers-protest-court-closures-39826289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Portugal.jpg' border='0'/></a>Plans to close at least 230 courts in Portugal from 1 September have led to hundreds of lawyers protesting outside the parliament building in Lisbon.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/portuguese-lawyers-protest-court-closures-39826289/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07PLMJ signs up Madeira law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/plmj-signs-up-madeira-law-firm-2420026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/madiera.jpg' border='0'/></a>PLMJ, one of Portugal's leading law firms, has signed its fifth partner agreement with a local firm in Portugal, this time in Madeira.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/plmj-signs-up-madeira-law-firm-2420026/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07Over a third of clients use internet to find lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/over-a-third-of-clients-use-internet-to-find-lawyers-29388619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/google16.jpg' border='0'/></a>A survey of consumers has found that 38 per cent in the US and 36 per cent in the UK use the internet to find a lawyer if they need one.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/over-a-third-of-clients-use-internet-to-find-lawyers-29388619/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07Greek investors file notice of lawsuit against Cyprus<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greek-investors-file-notice-of-lawsuit-against-cyprus-79324497/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cyprus1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of Greek investors has filed a notice of dispute against the Republic of Cyprus following the Cyprus financial crisis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greek-investors-file-notice-of-lawsuit-against-cyprus-79324497/Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:07Asia is major business challenge for top law firms, says Simmons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asia-is-major-business-challenge-for-top-law-firms-says-simmons-10379828/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Asia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland says that Asia is likely to be the top business challenge for leading law practices for the next couple of years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/asia-is-major-business-challenge-for-top-law-firms-says-simmons-10379828/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Dewey defendants point to 'voracious greed' of partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dewey-defendants-point-to-voracious-greed-of-partners-47786253/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/greed.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three former senior managers at failed practice Dewey & LeBoeuf have cited an alleged 'voracious greed' among some partners as a major factor in the firm's collapse.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dewey-defendants-point-to-voracious-greed-of-partners-47786253/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Polish firm calls for Bitcoin protections<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/polish-firm-calls-for-bitcoin-protections-26323233/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Warsaw1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Warsaw-based Wardynski & Partners is urging the government to introduce new regulations to give some protection to users of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/polish-firm-calls-for-bitcoin-protections-26323233/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Bowman Gilfillan merges with Durban shipping boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bowman-gilfillan-merges-with-durban-shipping-boutique-3612596/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shipping1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Big Five South African legal practice Bowman Gilfillan is boosting its transport practice by merging in the three-partner shipping firm Velden Pike Nichols.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bowman-gilfillan-merges-with-durban-shipping-boutique-3612596/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07UK banks under spotlight over fake law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-banks-under-spotlight-over-fake-law-firms-96546704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/debt4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banks which have sent out letters to customers pretending that they were from made-up law firms have been asked to provide more data on the practice to a parliamentary committee.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/uk-banks-under-spotlight-over-fake-law-firms-96546704/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07Corporate life is as stressful as BigLaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-life-is-as-stressful-as-biglaw-8173139/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/stress3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate lawyers work in a 'faced-paced' environment, often with as many hours as their BigLaw peers and with a relentlessly demanding client.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-life-is-as-stressful-as-biglaw-8173139/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07In-house lawyers failed GM, says GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-failed-gm-says-gc-81029892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/senate.jpg' border='0'/></a>The general counsel of GM has made a statement to a Senate subcommittee on the mistakes made by his legal department over the ignition-switch recall.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-failed-gm-says-gc-81029892/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-31313142/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dc7.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up on moves across the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-31313142/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07Growth of in-house legal teams affecting law firm work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/growth-of-in-house-legal-teams-affecting-law-firm-work-72799903/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lawyers.jpg' border='0'/></a>As in-house counsel teams across Australasia are growing due to a market that is more focused on risk and liability, the type of work law firms see is changing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/growth-of-in-house-legal-teams-affecting-law-firm-work-72799903/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07BDGC Associés appoints Linklaters M&A team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bdgc-associés-appoints-linklaters-ma-team-63518056/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/france1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The French firm has appointed its eighth partner, who is Linklaters M&A partner Marc Loy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bdgc-associés-appoints-linklaters-ma-team-63518056/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07Canadian lawyer hikes Kilimanjaro three times<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyer-hikes-kilimanjaro-three-times-20478645/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kili.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Canadian lawyer is on his third hike around Mount Kilmanjaro in an endeavour to raise money for an African charity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyer-hikes-kilimanjaro-three-times-20478645/Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:07FT raises questions about listed law firm Quindell<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ft-raises-questions-about-listed-law-firm-quindell-47020270/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/software1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Financial Times has raised various questions about the way Quindell - which it calls 'in very large part a listed law firm' has reported its results.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ft-raises-questions-about-listed-law-firm-quindell-47020270/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07CC litigation head in China jumps to Clyde & Co<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-litigation-head-in-china-jumps-to-clyde--co-29325630/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/beijing11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Patrick Zheng, head of litigation and arbitration for Clifford Chance in China, is leaving to join Clyde & Co as managing partner of the Beijing office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-litigation-head-in-china-jumps-to-clyde--co-29325630/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07ABA challenges tax change proposals for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-challenges-tax-change-proposals-for-law-firms-38741056/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax8.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms with turnover of US$10m or above may be forced to pay tax on income due to them, even if it has not been received, under two tax bills which the ABA is opposing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-challenges-tax-change-proposals-for-law-firms-38741056/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07US consumer body sues debt collection law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-consumer-body-sues-debt-collection-law-firm-35994693/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/debt3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A debt collection law firm which works on behalf of JP Morgan and Bank of America has been sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-consumer-body-sues-debt-collection-law-firm-35994693/Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:07Baker & McKenzie open 76th office in Brisbane<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-open-76th-office-in-brisbane-38958153/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/brisbane3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has expanded to Brisbane to increase their Australian coverage.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-open-76th-office-in-brisbane-38958153/Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:07Former White House lawyer convicted of attempted murder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-white-house-lawyer-convicted-of-attempted-murder-8210398/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_70492273.jpg' border='0'/></a>John Michael Farren, a White House lawyer during both Bush administrations, has been convicted of the attempted murder of his ex-wife, a former Skadden Arps lawyer, in 2010.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-white-house-lawyer-convicted-of-attempted-murder-8210398/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07Competition rises to lure top lawyers in Scotland<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/competition-rises-to-lure-top-lawyers-in-scotland-46900525/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scotland5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal market is rebounding so strongly that demand is growing for top lawyers and their teams in Scotland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/competition-rises-to-lure-top-lawyers-in-scotland-46900525/Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:07Law firms start suing over bad online reviews<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-start-suing-over-bad-online-reviews-23128173/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ratings3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Texas firm has begun a lawsuit against a former client which, according to the firm, made 'disparaging and blatantly false statements' about his relationship with the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-start-suing-over-bad-online-reviews-23128173/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:07